Why Slow and Steady Wins the Race in Social Media

A lot of the times, new business pop up and their owners are so excited about this new venture that they think they need to see quick growth on social media. This mindset may lead them to make some rash decisions such as buying followers or spending too much on ads. And it may look impressive to investors to have gained over 1,000 followers in under a month, but savvy investors know there's more to it than that. And the day-to-day consumer probably won't even pay attention.

Let's get this out of the way right at the front: Do not buy followers. No one knows for sure, but it's estimated that about 15% of social media accounts are bots. That's 15% of about 3 billion. So, if you had every bot on Twitter following you, it would bring your follower count up to about 450 million. Sounds impressive, right? It does right up until you realize that bots aren't buying your products or telling any real people about you. You could make the case that the high number of foll…

Remember the Ninja!

I like milk . . . but that's not at all what this post or, indeed, the subject of this post is all about. I want to introduce to those who are paying attention a new feature to Kerusso's blog: the To Do List. If you're paying attention to Kerusso Productions like you should be, you'll find this very helpful.

Remember the Milk has been an extreme help in my efforts to make myself more productive. PC World said it "reinvents the To Do List," and I couldn't agree more. It's more than just a square of tasks staring you in the face with a check box next to it. It sends you reminders, makes it easy send tasks to yourself via email, allows you to check your list on your mobile phone, get SMS reminders, IM reminders, email reminders - all this and more. It also allows you to share your to do list with the public. It offers an RSS feed for your tasks which, coupled with the feed reader Blogger has, makes it easy for me to tell you all what's up. As you can see, currently I have to finish the Movies page (which is overdue) and write a new Far Street script. And one more item . . .

I'd like to take this opportunity to officially announce my intention to make the world's first Open Source movie. The script, "Ninjas of the Caribbean," is in the works and once that's done I'll go head-on into active production mode. The idea of this is to harness the power of the social Internet in an attempt to produce and fund a movie with the maximum amount of user input possible in all areas of production. The script does have a purpose and storyline which I will try to follow to the end, though specific details and side-notes will be welcome from all who are willing to participate in the project. Stay tuned for more information on the movie and how you can get involved. Or if you just can't wait, email me telling me you want to be involved.

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